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Big Game

Elk Hunting Tips: The Basics of Long-Range Scouting

Next to deer, the big-game animal most whitetail hunters want to pursue is bull elk. They are big and dramatic, and so is the country they call home.

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Bullet Deflection Test

The bull is standing broadside just behind that screen of brush. Do you shoot through the limbs and hope your bullet punches home? Or do you wait for a clear shot, even if it means the elk might get away?

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Montana Elk

This horseback hunt for elk is like stepping back in time.

Muley Battle

Two muleys battle it out on the Southwest Desert.

Albino Bear

Amazing photos of an albino black bear found in Montana!

DIY Moose Call

Even if you never call in a 60-inch bull, you’ll be able to impress your hunting...

  • June 18, 2014

    How to Sharpen an Ax - 0

    An ax is just as useful for today’s woodsman as it was for pioneers centuries ago. A good man with an ax can still build a cabin, fence, or bobsled, and can keep himself warm with the firewood that he chops - no other tools necessary. There are many different ways to sharpen an ax, depending on whether you wish to fell a tree, smooth planks for a table, or shave hair off a rawhide lashing strip.

    To put an edge on an ax that is suitable for felling trees, chopping wood, or even grubbing stumps out of the ground follow the directions below. This edge is not designed to be razor sharp and will not be suited to carving or shaving. But it is great for all around use and will take a fair amount of abuse and still keep cutting. [ Read Full Post ]

  • June 17, 2014

    Video: Black Bear Stalks Joggers in Alberta - 1

    Imagine standing in the sweaty shoes of these two Canadian joggers when they realized a black bear was following them down the trail. [ Read Full Post ]

  • June 16, 2014

    Fire Starting: How to Make a Great Tinder Bundle - 0

    A good tinder bundle is necessary for starting a fire with flint and steel, bow or hand-drill, or when using almost any fire making technique other than a match or lighter. [ Read Full Post ]

  • June 13, 2014

    Pigeon River Country Project Kicks Off Open Country Season - 0

    It was both symbolic and necessary.

    More than three dozen volunteers had gathered an impressive pile of barbed-wire fence and paused for a few photos at the end of a long but productive day.

    That fence was not only an eyesore and a potential hazard for those using this 640-acre tract of the Pigeon River Country in northern Michigan, it was also some of the last remnants of a barrier that no longer belongs.

    “This is public land and removing those fences – nearly two miles of it – felt pretty good,” said Drew YoungeDyke, grassroots manager for Michigan United Conservation Clubs. “It was a lot of work. But no one complained. This is what we came here to do.” [ Read Full Post ]

  • June 11, 2014

    Tie the Dutchman: How To Stretch a Rope Or Truss Up a Bundle Really Tight - 2

    There are times when you'll need to securely strap down a load or stretch a line super taut. If you find yourself without a compression strap or needing to pitch a lean-to over a rope, the Dutchman is your answer. Here’s how it’s done.

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  • June 11, 2014

    3 ARs for Hunting Feral Hogs - 0

    Photo by Donald M. Jones

    For an elk hunter who hikes all week for one shot, an AR-style rifle typically isn’t an ideal setup. But when it comes to pig hunting, it’s hard to imagine anything better. High-capacity semi-auto rifles chambered in game-stopping calibers are currently being manufactured at roughly the same speed that feral hogs reproduce. [ Read Full Post ]

  • June 10, 2014

    Call To Action: Help Bring The Sportsmen's Act to a Vote - 3

    If you enjoy hunting and fishing public lands and waters in this fine country of ours, now is the time to make democracy work for you:

    We’ve received word that the Bi-Partisan Sportsmen’s Act (read about what's in the bill here) is number three on the roster for action on the Senate Floor. That means we need a little push from you. The American hunter and angler is needed to ensure that a vote comes up on this critical piece of legislation before Congress takes its August recess.

    Two people need to hear from you:

    Senator Harry Reid, Majority Floor Leader: Contact him here.

    Senator Mitch McConnell: Minority Floor Leader: Contact him here. [ Read Full Post ]